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Remembering slavery : African Americans talk about their personal experiences of slavery and emancipation

Author: Ira Berlin; Marc Favreau; Steven F Miller; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : New Press ; Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Cassette recording : Biography : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This set contains: two sixty-minute audiotapes that include original live recordings of interviews with former slaves and dramatic readings by celebrities from written interviews; and, a hardcover book that includes a comprehensive introductory essay by preeminent slavery historian Ira Berlin, chapters on aspects of slave life, including relationships with owners, work, family culture, the Civil War, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Sources
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Remembering slavery.
New York : New Press ; Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, ©1998
(OCoLC)607086913
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Berlin; Marc Favreau; Steven F Miller; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 1565844254 9781565844254 1565845870 9781565845879
OCLC Number: 39925888
Notes: Includes live recordings of interviews with former slaves and dramatic readings from written interviews.
Description: lii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 2 audiocassettes (analog)
Contents: Slavery as memory and history --
The faces of power: slaves and owners --
Work and slave life: "from can to can't" --
Family life in slavery: "our folks" --
Slave culture: "honest and fair service to the Lord and all mankind everywhere" --
Slaves no more: Civil War and the coming of freedom --
Appendixes : 1. "Remembering Slavery": the radio documentary --
2. Recordings of slave narratives and related materials in the Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress.
Responsibility: edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller.

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This set contains: two sixty-minute audiotapes that include original live recordings of interviews with former slaves and dramatic readings by celebrities from written interviews; and, a hardcover book that includes a comprehensive introductory essay by preeminent slavery historian Ira Berlin, chapters on aspects of slave life, including relationships with owners, work, family culture, the Civil War, and Emancipation; complete transcript of the live recordings and dramatic readings of interviews with former slaves, contained on the companion tapes; extensive additional interviews with former slaves; little-known period photographs, including some of the former slaves interviewed on the companion tapes.

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